Monday, August 22, 2011

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

In the article Culturally Relevant Mathematics Teaching in a Mexican American Context (Gutstein et al., 1997) the idea that teachers use their knowledge of students' culture to advance learning of mathematics is highlighted through a rich dialogue of classroom examples, field notes and teacher reflection. In this article you really get a sense that students knowledge, culture and beliefs are valued.

For the past few weeks you have been working on three instructional activities that engage learners from multiple perspectives. After reading this article which approach would you most likely implement into your instructional activities and how will you achieve a culturally relevant pedagogy?